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17th Eastern Iowa Honor Flight takes off Tuesday

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

More than 80 veterans and their guardians will take off Tuesday morning for the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight's 17th trip to Washington, D.C.

According to Eastern Iowa Honor Flight spokesperson George Rickey, nine of the 82 veterans fought in World War II.

The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight is sponsored by Rockwell Collins. After Tuesday, 1,458 veterans have seen memorials built in their honor thanks to this program.

The flight leaves the Eastern Iowa Airport at 7 a.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m. The public is invited to help welcome the veterans home. Parking is free for those attending the homecoming party.

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